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Oven Baked Calamari Tubes with Rice, Feta Cheese & Dill Stuffing (Kalamari Gemisto sto fourno)

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed and or are still enjoying your Easter Holiday….On Easter Sunday I was invited by my friend/neighbor to go to her Church to follow Easter Sunday Mass, and I had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed the whole experience.  My Easter is actually this coming Sunday on April 8th, so I will be posting one more post this week with the Greek Easter Cookies and then taking a few days off from blogging to enjoy my Easter and my birthday which is actually today. 🙂  Happy Birthday To Me!! hehehe

Seafood is something that I am very picky about, I don’t eat much fish but the ones I do eat, I love!!.  I went to the fish market the other day and picked up two Calamari Tubes for dinner.  I don’t know if your able to find Calamari Tubes in your area, but if not you can still use this recipe to stuff the smaller size.   



When I first came across this recipe many years ago, I was really not up to the whole challenge of holding a Calamari uxxxx,,but with time, I went passed the “I’m not doing that” stage and just did it.  🙂

Ingredients:

2 Large Calamari 

1 1/2 cup Feta Cheese (cubed)

1/2 fresh Dill (chopped)

1 Egg  

1/2 cup White Long Grain Rice

1 Onion (chopped)

1 Garlic Clove (crushed)

3/4 cup Olive Oil

1/2 cup White Dry Wine

Salt

Pepper

Preparation:

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Chop the Tentacles into small pieces.

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In a small frying pan add a bit of olive oil and fry tentacles, garlic, onion for about 10 minutes and then set aside to cool off.

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Once the tentacles have cooled off add rice, feta, egg, dill, salt and pepper and mix.  (you can add fresh tomatoes into the mix to give it a bit of a sweet taste and color)

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Add 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil.

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Take one Calamari tube at a time and start to stuff with the mix, but be sure not to stuff all of it, leave some room towards the end so that you can sew/close off the opening with a toothpick.  Once done with the stuffing take a toothpick and close off the opening of the Calamari.

Pour the remaining olive oil and wine over the Calamari and bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.  

Kali Orexi!!! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (31)

  • Ritu 12 months ago Reply
    I'm not a seafood fan but calamari I like!
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Neither am I but I do love Calamari, Shrimps etc. ;)
    Ritu 12 months ago
    😁 we are slowly being converted!!!
    foodzesty 12 months ago
    No rush everything needs time :)
    Ritu 12 months ago
    :D
  • Sophie! It looks delicious! <3 And - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear friend <3 I wish you all the best and that all your dreams become true and that blogging keeps you fulfilled!
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Awwww Verooo Thank you so so much for your kind birthday wishes!!! Love you much!!!!
    foodzesty 12 months ago
    :)
  • chefkreso 12 months ago Reply
    The Calamari look so delicious, great idea and recipe!
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Thank you so very much!!! :)
  • annika 12 months ago Reply
    My husband and kids love calamari, though they have only had it when eating out.. we must try making this at home. Thank you so much for the recipe!
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Ohhh your very welcome :)
  • kasiawrites 12 months ago Reply
    That looks great! 🙉 Happy birthday! Hope it was a good one 🎉🎉🎉
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Thank you so much for the b/day wishes :) Huge hugssss
    kasiawrites 12 months ago
    Hope things are good with you! Spring is just around the corner here. Almost! 😜
  • A very happy (belated) Birthday Sophie, all the best wishes!! I hope you had a wonderful day!💖 These calamari look delicious!😋
  • jyo 12 months ago Reply
    This is totally new to me Sophie....seems very delish and hope u enjoyed a lot ✌✌ have an amazing day❤
  • jyo 12 months ago Reply
    Belated HBD Sophie....stay blessed 🎂 🎂
  • dtills 12 months ago Reply
    This is one item from the sea that I do not eat regularly. I do like it in restaurants, maybe if I had this recipe in the past I would have learned to love it😊Thanks Sophie💕
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Thanks Dee dee...:)
  • Plantsandbeyond 12 months ago Reply
    My fave food. Great choice for the blog, Sophie.
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Thank you!!! :)
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Luda I have a question in regards to veggie planting....I have already planted my tomatoes, carrots, herbs etc. I wanted to know are coffee grinds any good? I had used some in the past for tomatoes and they died on me. :(
    Plantsandbeyond 12 months ago
    Oh, totally yes. Save them all and work it into the soil. I have done this for years. it creates acidity which is perfect for tomatoes, along with breaking down as organic compost. Great job on figuring it out on your own, Sofie. Previous tomatoes died from different causes. (there are hundreds of those). You might already know, but crushed fresh egg shells add calcium and deter slugs. I put them in zip lock bag and crush with daw rolling pin :) or grinder
    foodzesty 12 months ago
    I had no idea about the crushed egg shells....Thanks for the tip. So, I should combine how much coffee grinds into the soil for tomatoes? Actually I have an off the ground small veggie garden and have planted a few things in there so by lets say adding 3 tablespoons into the soil would that be ok?
    Plantsandbeyond 12 months ago
    That’s wonderful that you grow your own veggies. Throw the whole fist full of coffee grinds ;) 3 Tbs would not be sufficient , I think
  • Happy Belated Birthday Sophie :):) I hope all your birthday wishes come true :):) You deserve it :):)
    foodzesty 12 months ago Reply
    Thank you so very very much Margaret. :)
    You are most welcome :):)

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